Somalia Fisheries Forum 2017 Overview
Presented by Shuraako and Secure Fisheries (programs of One Earth Future), and the Puntland Ministry of Fisheries, the Somalia Fisheries Forum 2017 served as a platform for dialogue and collaboration for sustainable progress in Somalia’s fishing sector. Somalia boasts the longest coastline in continental Africa and has the potential to support a robust and productive fishing industry. Currently, the domestic fishing sector is relatively small due to recent conflict and insufficient regulation and enforcement.
The Forum explored various themes, including implementing fisheries management, increasing consumer demand, expanding production and processing, and financing fishing companies. The conference was organized to address broad tracks of Finance, Strategy, and Management (as seen below).
FORUM TRACKS TOPICS EXPLORED
This conference brought together fisheries management experts, donors, technical experts, development partners, and Somalia’s fishing community. The aim was to engage in a series of practical discussions to organize, collaborate, and advance Somalia’s fishing sector.
Video: Inside Somali Fishing
Somalia Fisheries Forum 2017 Sponsors
Somalia Fisheries Forum 2017 Agenda
Breakout 2: Fish Handling, Quality Control and Certification Requirements
Breakout 4: Skill Gaps and Opportunities in the Fishing Sector
Breakout 6: Building Management and Reporting Capacity
Breakout 8: Introduction to Project Badweyn: Mapping Somali Coastal Resources